Monday, July 19, 2010

Day 66 - Little Richard

Has rock and roll ever sounded more primal, urgent and alive than 1950's Little Richard? And dig the Stepford audience.

Until yesterday, I had never heard Little Richard's "Poor Boy Paul", "I Got It" or "Heeby Jeebies" (a "Tutti Frutti" knockoff). At 55 years and counting, there is no end to the rock and roll gems that wait patiently to be discovered. All three are part of The Specialty Sessions, an essential touchstone of unadulterated rock and roll (nowwww I know!).

Little Richard - "Heebie Jeebies"

Little Richard - "I Got It"

Little Richard - "Poor Boy Paul"

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